And there we go, I used my mind-link with higher forces (the same link that was used to troll the living hell out of me back before I conformed to The Perm-loving masses. And there we go. It’s public.) to get a ball rolling with the Visual Kei/Jrock summer news. And, of course, it’s GACKT who steps up to the plate to accept the challenge.
Actually I think it, unlike The Perm trolling, was probably a coincidence.
Not only will GACKT be releasing a new summer single (7/13, title TBA), but JaME’s official Facebook page published the inciting tip-off that Jrock’s grandmaster will be taking another dip into global relations with a second European tour this summer.
I vaguely remember the Internet exploding with stoked-ness last time this happened. For all the people who were able to attend GACKT’s shows in Europe, it was a life-changing event (in some way or another, at least), and for those of us sitting around at home or work depressed, checking their watches, thinking “I suppose GACKT’s on stage right about now…”, it was an iconic moment of blinding hope: GACKT was going international. Legit international. Kind of. Which, for the rest of the world, meant there was hope for us to.
As a North American who has yet to invent a teleportation device, I probably won’t be catching a quick flight to Germany this summer either (that thought won’t stop me from starting to play the lottery, though), but I am certainly making a mental note of the year on my calendar, really trusting that we will get our chance too.
Although these year-long periods between alleged test-runs feel like eternity to us, actually this whole annual European tour thing is a good sign. If he can continue proving to the Jrock Powers That Be that he can kill an overseas tour again and again, who knows what they’ll let him do? I mean, with YOSHIKI becoming self-proclaimed Emperor Hollywood, he might even let GACKT open one of his creepy theme parks in California.
And damnit, if not, to hell with it– I’m heading East.